Materiality Process

Stockland has used the materiality definition from the Integrated Reporting Framework, which states ‘an integrated report should disclose information about matters that substantively affect the organisation’s ability to create value over the short, medium and long term’.

We identified our FY18 material matters using the following process.

The issues identified through this process and the sustainability content in the Annual Review are reviewed and approved by Stockland’s executive team and the Board.



We combined the outcomes of the following two materiality processes to identify draft material matters:

  1. Materiality test capturing internal and external perspectives in alignment with the principles of AA1000 and GRI G4, including:
    • Investor research and engagement
    • Customer feedback and insights
    • Employee surveys
    • Political and regulatory developments
    • Industry engagement and advocacy, and 
    • Social and mainstream media.

  2. An internal operational and strategic risk assessment.

The resulting list of matters served as a starting point for our integrated reporting materiality workshop.


Evaluate and Prioritise

An integrated reporting materiality workshop was held with members of the leadership team to identify any additional relevant issues, rank issues of greatest significance and prioritise them based on their ability to affect value.

Material matters were mapped in terms of their potential impact on value creation over the short, medium and long term.


Alignment and Disclosure

Following the materiality workshop, the identified material matters were validated via a six stage collaborative assessment undertaken by Group Strategy. This included inputs from teams across the whole business.

The final list of material matters was presented to our internal Integrated Reporting Committee. 

Once confirmed, the matters formed the basis of the Board and Executive Committee's strategy discussion.



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For information on Stockland's risk management policy, see our Corporate Governance webpage.


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Responding to challenges and opportnities

For details on how we are responding to our materials matters, see the Our Business and Strategy section of the Annual Review.


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Read a copy of EY's assurance statement on the  Downloads webpage.


The cover of the Stockland Annual Review 2018

Annual Review

The cover of the Stockland Annual Report 2018

Annual Report

The cover of the Stockland Property Portfolio as at 30Jun2018

Property Portfolio

The Golden Sun Moth Park at Stockland's award-winning Highlands masterplanned community in Craigieburn, Vic.

Sustainability Reporting